World’s Thinnest Phone: Hammers in Nails, Smashes Fruit & Cracks Nuts (video)

At just 4.85mm, the Chinese manufactured Oppo R5 is being hailed as the thinnest smartphone ever.

Oppo R5 3

Smartphones are getting thinner and thinner, and it seems consumers are becoming more and more concerned as to whether these phones are still tough enough to survive a hard day at the office. So, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Oppo has released a video of the R5, titled “The R5 – Does it SMASH?”, going through a series of challenges to show just how tough the smartphone really is.

Hammering in nails and cracking nuts open with a smartphone might seem a tad extreme but, in the end, I guess it does prove a point:


I enjoyed the background music too. It may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it had me rockin’. 🙂


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Jim Hillier

Jim is the resident freeware aficionado at DCT. A computer veteran with 30+ years experience who first started writing about computers and tech back in the days when freeware was actually free. His first computer was a TRS-80 in the 1980s, he progressed through the Commodore series of computers before moving to PCs in the 1990s. Now retired (aka an old geezer), Jim retains his passion for all things tech and still enjoys building and repairing computers for a select clientele... as well as writing for DCT, of course.

One Comment

  1. Well, it survived being driven over, not all that impressive.
    Will it survive being sat on? More phones are probably broken this way.